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Cranial morphology of European Upper Paleolithic hominins and other Pleistocene populations

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2002
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The cranial morphology of European Upper Paleolithic hominins is analyzed and compared with crania from other populations including other Late Pleistocene groups, Neanderthals, and modern Holocene populations. The results of distance, cluster and principal component analyses as well as univariate tests indicate that the European Upper Paleolithic is most similar to other Late Pleistocene populations and to modern Europeans. Combined with the calculated degree of variation in each group, the evidence points to continuity from the Late Pleistocene to Holocene populations, but not from Neanderthals to the Upper Paleolithic. These results lend support to the Recent African Origin hypothesis which suggests that anatomically modern Homo sapiens evolved from a common ancestor which did not include Neanderthals.
Title: Cranial morphology of European Upper Paleolithic hominins and other Pleistocene populations.
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Name(s): Constantino, Paul J.
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Broadfield, Douglas C., Thesis advisor
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2002
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 136 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: The cranial morphology of European Upper Paleolithic hominins is analyzed and compared with crania from other populations including other Late Pleistocene groups, Neanderthals, and modern Holocene populations. The results of distance, cluster and principal component analyses as well as univariate tests indicate that the European Upper Paleolithic is most similar to other Late Pleistocene populations and to modern Europeans. Combined with the calculated degree of variation in each group, the evidence points to continuity from the Late Pleistocene to Holocene populations, but not from Neanderthals to the Upper Paleolithic. These results lend support to the Recent African Origin hypothesis which suggests that anatomically modern Homo sapiens evolved from a common ancestor which did not include Neanderthals.
Identifier: 9780493772813 (isbn), 12925 (digitool), FADT12925 (IID), fau:9797 (fedora)
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters
Thesis (M.A.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2002.
Subject(s): Fossil hominids--Craniology
Paleolithic period--Europe
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